Holiday resorts in , Senegal:

Pointe Sarene

, Senegal.

Welcome to Senegal - a vibrant country with a rich history, lively culture and stunning landscapes. From its bustling capital city Dakar to the serene beaches in the south, Senegal is a destination worth exploring.

Getting There:
The easiest way to get to Senegal is by air. Flights to Dakar's Blaise Diagne International Airport are available from major cities across the world. Traveling within Senegal is accessible by bus, taxi, car rental and domestic flights.

Where to Stay:
Dakar has a range of accommodation options that cater to all budgets, from luxury hotels to budget hostels. Beyond the capital, Saint-Louis and the Petite Côte coast are also worth exploring.

What to See:
Dakar is a city of contrasts. On one hand, it’s home to the colorful markets, vibrant street art, and busy fisherman’s docks, and on the other, it has sleek high-rises, upscale restaurants, and designer boutiques. The African Renaissance Monument, a 160-foot-tall bronze statue, offers panoramic views of the city. Take a trip to Gorée Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and explore its history as a colonial slave trade center or head to the Pink Lake, a unique natural phenomenon, where the water appears pink due to a high concentration of algae.

For history lovers, Saint-Louis, the former French colonial capital, is a must-visit. Its old town has a French feel, with cobbled streets and colonial architecture. The Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, located a few hours from Saint-Louis, is home to over 400 species of birds.

If you’re seeking sun time, the Petite Côte coast offers beautiful sands and calm waters. Spend your days relaxing on the beaches, enjoy water sports, or take a boat trip to the surrounding islands.

What to Eat:
Senegalese cuisine is varied, flavorful, and influenced by its West African and French colonial heritage. Fish is a staple of Senegalese cuisine, and the national dish, Thieboudienne, is a flavorful mixture of fish, vegetables, and rice seasoned with tomatoes, onions, and hot peppers. Other popular dishes include Yassa, a chicken or fish dish with onions, and Tiepboudjan, a vegetarian dish made of black-eyed peas, rice, and vegetables. Be sure to try Bissap, a refreshing drink made from hibiscus flowers.

What to Bring Home:
Senegal is known for its crafts, including intricate beadwork, woven baskets, and carved wooden statues. Be sure to check out the markets in Dakar or Saint-Louis to find unique souvenirs to bring home.

Overall, Senegal offers a unique and authentic travel experience with natural beauty, history, culture, and cuisine. Make sure to add this country to your must-visit list.

Here's some of the best holiday bargains in , Senegal:

...

Riu Baobab

Pointe Sarene, Senegal

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £1031.00 per person for 7 nights when two share!